It’s my young brother’s 52nd Birthday today. But I forgot, in the midst of a period in which last week was bookended by two funerals, to send over a greetings card to Florida. I know he drops in here every single day to have a look at whatever rubbish I’ve posted and to be impressed by the guest postings, and so I’d be very grateful if you would consider passing on your best wishes to SC in the comments section.  It’ll make me feel less guilty.

mp3 : Various – SC’s 52nd Birthday Card


Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Bluebells – Young At Heart
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Lost Weekend (extended version)
Madness – One Step Beyond
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
Japan – I Second That Emotion (extended version)
Simple Minds – Changeling
Orange Juice – I Can’t Help Myself (12″)
Mari Wilson – Just What I Always Wanted
Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed
R.E.M – It’s The End Of The World……
The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend
Love and Money – Strange Kind of Love
U2 – Desire
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me

(the final song was faded out to keep things down to 60 minutes)

I do thank you.



  1. Happy Birthday. What could be more brotherly than forgetting to send and then getting bailed out? It’s my brothers birthday Next week. I’ve already forgotten. Many happy ones ahead for y’all

  2. Happy Birthday SC. Have a lovely day. Be happy with the knowledge that the weather is the UK is mostly terrible.

  3. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, SC! It’s undeniable from the picture that you and your bro are related …. ah, and nice pants, by the way!

    All the very best!

  4. Huge thanks to everyone. SC FaceTimed me earlier on to say hoe thrilled he was to see the posting and so many responses. He was genuinely knocked out. And yes….the mix represents his taste in music.

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